In the 1970s I lived in Regency Sq and joined two trusts. The West Pier and the Wey and Arun canal trust. The canal trust asked us to save paper, held jumble sales and dances and the money started coming in to buy tools for the job.That trust is still going strong. I was never asked to do anything by the pier trust. Whereas if they had done the same as the canal people, we would still have a lovely pier.